Congratulations are due to local author J.L. Hilton, whose debut novel, Stellarnet Rebel, is out today from Carina Press!
Welcome to Asteria, a corporate-owned, deep-space colony populated with refugees, criminals and obsessive online gamers. Genny O’Riordan has shifted in from Earth determined to find a story that will break her blog into the Stellarnet Top 100, and even better – expose the degradation of the colony’s denizens.Duin is an alien – a Glin – a hero of a past revolution against the Glin royal family, yet branded a terrorist. Duin speaks every day in the Asteria market, hoping to spur humans to aid his home world, which has been overtaken by the evil, buglike Tikati.When Genny and Duin meet, what begins with a blog post becomes a dangerous web of passion and politics as they struggle to survive not only a war but the darker side of humanity…
In addition to being available on Google eBooks and therefore at our local IndieBound stores (here’s direct links for The Regulator Bookshop, Quail Ridge Books, Flyleaf Books, and more) it’s also on Nook, Sony, Apple iBookstore, and on the Kindle US (and Kindle UK) — I don’t see it on Kobo, anybody find it there? — along with being available directly from the publisher, where you can find an excerpt and more information as well. And the book has a website of its own, with even more info.
And in addition to that, it’s also out today in audiobook at Audible.com and (soon) in the iTunes Music Store. Narrator Gayle Hendrix has narrated books for Nora Roberts, Suzanne Brockmann, and on the St. Martin’s Press/Audible Frontiers anthologies Strange Brew (Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, Charlaine Harris, and more) and My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding (Sherrilyn Kenyon, Harris, Butcher, and more). I couldn’t be much more excited.
But wait! There’s another local author book out today, that being Darkness Falls by Durham’s Cate Tiernan, the second in her Immortal Beloved series which started in 2010:
Also out today in audiobook as Immortal Beloved #2: Darkness Falls, Narrated by
These are the first of many, many local author releases this year, so don’t wait! Pick your bookstore/audiobookstore and pick up your copies!